Howard Wilcox

22 May 18, 2:27pm
USD has continued its run pushing higher against all its rivals; US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the US trade war with China is "on hold"; NZD dipped 50 points on the weekly open versus the USD
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15 May 18, 2:52pm
US Dollar Index spiked to 92.55 showing the wide ranging support for the greenback; NZD bounced off the low of 0.6900 midweek after the RBNZ left the benchmark rate unchanged at 1.75%; AUD continued its bullish run against the weakened NZD
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8 May 18, 2:51pm
NZD remains stuck in a range against the USD between the recent high of 0.7050 and the low of 0.6985; RBNZ will announce their cash rate Thursday with no change from 1.75% expected; BOE will also announce their cash rate Thursday night NZ time
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1 May 18, 3:54pm
USD has extended its run against the NZD, which fell over 150 points as risk markets took a backseat to USD strength; NZD extended losses last week against the AUD; 10 year UST yield has diminished after rising to 3.035% late last week
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24 Apr 18, 11:05am
NZD was under pressure from resurgent USD, to currently trade at 0.7153; NZD lost ground to its Australian cousin over the past week, pulling back from what were surprisingly elevated levels
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17 Apr 18, 2:47pm
NZD dropped lower off Friday’s high of 0.7375 to close the week against the USD at 0.7350; investors turned to risk aversion late in the week after missile strikes on Syria became a reality; NZD is finally weaker against the AUD
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3 Apr 18, 3:48pm
USD kicked of the week around 90.10 on the US Dollar Index, with support still lying with the USD; NZD was rejected from 0.7300 early last week to be sold off in risk off markets; NZD continued its rise against the AUD
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27 Mar 18, 3:01pm
Adrian Orr starts his new job today; President Donald Trump is seeking a one third narrowing of the US Trade Deficit with China; NZD has reversed sharply off its last week’s low of 0.7150 against the USD as it eyes 0.7350
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20 Mar 18, 3:44pm
US Federal Reserve and RBNZ to announce monetary policy on Thursday; Fed expected to raise rates but RBNZ expected to hold; NZD direction to be driven by central bank announcements and risk sentiment
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13 Mar 18, 3:09pm
NZD movement this week could be largely governed by investor risk appetite and continuing tariff negotiations; the USD is up slightly over the week with the index breaking back above 90.00; NZ quarterly GDP prints Thursday
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6 Mar 18, 3:22pm
Australia, Canada, Japan and Europe central banks to make interest rate decisions this week; trade war threats see USD lower; NZD traded lower against the USD but retains edge over the AUD
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27 Feb 18, 2:11pm
The NZD drifted lower late last week to a low of 0.7270 against the USD during the NY session to close the week at 0.7292; NZDAUD lost ground; USD retraces recent losses; NZD to look to offshore data for direction this week
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20 Feb 18, 1:37pm
NZD remains near 6 month highs against the USD with momentum still to the upside; NZD also continues to gain support over the AUD, trading to a Friday high of 0.9345; AUDUSD remained supported throughout last week
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13 Feb 18, 3:55pm
NZD closed the week higher against the USD and should appreciate if a risk-on move occurs; NZDAUD market continues to be choppy with a move down to 0.9170 possible; AUD on the back foot against the USD
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27 Jun 17, 4:22pm
NZD has performed well against the USD and AUD and currently trades at 0.7293 and 0.9596 respectively; USD supported by Fed policy to normalise interest rates despite soft data; commodity prices expected remain choppy
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20 Jun 17, 3:16pm
NZD expected to hold the 0.7170 - 0.7250 USD range ahead of RBNZ's OCR announcement on Thursday; big 4 Australian banks see credit downgrade, but AUD bounced back from the news on the back of an iron ore price rally
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